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"Story Neighbourhood" 

StoryKiez is a narrative community that offers guidance for creatives, producers and production companies. Our focus is on combining unique voices and viewpoints with universally relatable themes to create compelling narrative concepts. All our workshops and classes have two interrelated goals — creative growth and practical, professional knowledge and advancement. 


                                                      Upcoming courses:

Narrative 1: Turning An Idea Into A Story


So you have an idea? A concept? Maybe just an interesting character? But how do you turn that into a dynamic, compelling narrative? In this course, for both new and experienced writers, we show you how to turn the kernel of an idea into a story that expresses your unique vision but in a way that connects with a wider audience.


Starts: Wednesday 4th May 19:00

8 weeks until 22nd June inclusive

Crafting An Engaging Pitch

Most writers hate it, but pitching is an essential skill for storytellers. This course teaches you to not only communicate the essence of your story in a way that leaves the listener wanting to know more but also how to enjoy yourself while doing it!


Starts: Tuesday 10th May, 19:00 

6 weeks until 14th June inclusive



Blur Together

A surreal comedy about a couple

lost on the canals of Berlin.

Format: Feature Film

Status: Post-production


Mom's Missing

A family comedy with a crime-story twist.  (10 x 30)

Format: TV / Streaming

Status: In development, looking for financing.


A comedy about a group of people of colour trying to find their place in an extremely white world. 

Format: Animated TV series 

Status: In development, looking for financing.


Confessions of a
Ruthless Woman

It turns out a revolution isn't just's fun.

Format: Limited TV series / Feature Film

Status: In development, looking for financing.


The Dishonourables

A period crime-comedy set amongst the “dishonourable class”  -- executioners, prostitutes, grave diggers, etc. (10 x 30)

Format: Animation - TV / Streaming

Status: In development, looking for financing.

Beyond developing and producing our own original concepts, Reckless Fascination provides consulting in two main areas

1. Offering clear, precise and easy-to-implement guidance at any stage of the development process — from simply offering feedback and creative solutions on existing materials (treatments, pitches, scripts, etc.) to building creative concepts from the ground up.


2. Guiding non-native English speaking production companies, studios and individuals in how to best mould existing creative materials for native English-speaking executives, buyers and audiences. With years of pitching and writing experience in the US and Irish entertainment industry, we know the subtleties and nuances of both the language and the business to help present creatives ideas in the most intriguing and engaging way for the native English-speaking market. 






Reckless Fascination was founded in 2020 with a simple mission: to create compelling narrative content that showcases unique, diverse stories with global appeal. Through collaboration with a cross section of storytellers, we produce both original concepts for film, TV and podcasts.

Our creative philosophy is that the most effective stories, across all mediums, achieve three goals:

• INTRIGUE the audience from the first moment, creating a desire to look closer.

• ENGAGE the audience with characters that feel both exceptional and relatable. 

• INSPIRE the audience to act and think with a broader perspective.









Ciara Gillan is an award winning storyteller. She has produced short films for RTE, The Irish Filmboard and Film Offaly, worked on animated TV series (Peter Rabbit, Garth & Bev), VFX feature films (Brooklyn, Pursuit), podcasts (Accenture, LOLA) and produced content for The History Channel, Mattel, Netflix and S4C. Ciara’s extensive experience in media production has helped her develop a comprehensive understanding of narrative frameworks, providing her with a strong sense of story and a love of being creative. 

Kevin Napier has developed numerous show concepts in the United States for companies such as ABC, NBC, FOX TV, Amazon, and Showtime. He has also created and produced TV pilots both independently in Bengaluru (Bangalore), India as well as in the US for Fox TV and Ben Stiller’s Red Hour Productions. He was also a writer for the FX TV show Married and is presently completing work, as creator/writer and director, on a multiple episode comedy-espionage fiction podcast for Audible USA. 



Ciara produced Rhinos, an award winning short film shot over several days in Dublin. 

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Ciara wrote & produced Women on Walls, an eight part podcast series commissioned by RCSI and Accenture.

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Ciara was the lead VFX producer on Brooklyn, Oscar nominated feature film. 



Kevin created the concept and wrote the pilot script for Faithless a TV comedy commissioned by Showtime TV.


Kevin wrote on both seasons of Married - A TV situation comedy commissioned and aired by FX. 


Kevin created the concept, wrote and executive produced the pilot episode for The Station commissioned by Fox TV.


Operation Cordelia

An espionage-comedy set in the 1970s.  (5 x 60)

Format: Fiction Podcast

Commissioned by Audible U.S.,

Release Date - 9th September 2021



Treptower Str. 10

12059 Berlin

(49) 1525.233.3905 (Germany)

(01) 646.883.0846 (U.S.)

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